AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON has made a significant impression on
audiences worldwide with several
memorable performances. In 2011, he was nominated for the BAFTA Awards' Rising
The U.K. native came to prominence starring in the title role of Sam
Taylor-Wood's Nowhere Boy,
portraying John Lennon during the musician's turbulent teenage years. Mr.
performance earned him a London Critics' Circle Film Award nomination for Young
Performer of the Year; a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nomination for
Best Actor; and the
Empire Award for Best Newcomer. Screen International named him as one of its
He next played the lead role in Matthew Vaughn's hit movie Kick-Ass, based on
the Mark Millar
comic and starring Nicolas Cage, ChloĆ« Grace Moretz, and Christopher
Mintz-Plasse; Mr. Taylor-
Johnson will be reteaming with the cast and director to film a sequel in the
fall of 2012.
He was most recently seen as one of two male leads entangled in the Mexican drug
war in Oliver
Stone's Savages, starring alongside Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Benicio Del
Toro, and Salma Hayek.
His other movie work includes portraying the younger incarnation of Edward
Norton's character in
Neil Burger's The Illusionist; starring alongside Glenn Close and Mia Wasikowska
in Rodrigo Garcia's
Albert Nobbs; playing opposite Carey Mulligan in Shana Feste's The Greatest;
portraying the young
Charlie Chaplin in David Dobkin's Shanghai Knights, with Jackie Chan and Owen
Chadha's Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging; Richard Claus' The Thief Lord, with
and Jasper Harris; and Matthew Thompson's Dummy.
Mr. Taylor-Johnson has also appeared in several popular U.K. television series,
including Feather Boy,
Family Business, Nearly Famous, and Talk to Me. Raised in High Wycombe, he
attended the prestigious
Jackie Palmer Stage School.